The Observer and the Observed highlights one of the central explorations of Krishnamurti's teaching: the division we feel between ourselves and everything else, and what it means to question this division, not as a philosophy, but in everyday life.
From the Book:
"To free the mind of the observer, no escape is possible. Don't escape; don't seek. Face the fact of what you are; don't translate in terms of what you think you are, of what you should be, which is again an escape. When you face the fact of what you actually are, without escaping, without naming it, without the word, then the fact becomes totally different. When you do that with every reaction, with every movement of thought, then there is a freedom from the observer; then there is a totally different dimension of space."
"If we do not search we will find that the most important thing in life is not to search at all, because then we are confronted with life, then we are faced with what we actually have to do. ... A clear mind that is alive, vital, full of energy, that sees
About the Author:
J. KRISHNAMURTI was a world-renowned spiritual teacher who, for more than fifty years, shared his message with people of all ages, races and backgrounds. He wrote many books, including First and Last Freedom, Freedom from the Known and Last Talks at Saanen 1985.